Proxy voting

Publicly traded companies and mutual funds occasionally make decisions that require shareholder approval through a vote; casting a vote can be performed in person or through a proxy. This page contains more information on any funds from John Hancock Investment Management that are currently conducting proxy votes, as well as records of how our funds have voted in other companies' proxies. 

Current proxy votes

Closed End Funds

Shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2019 are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting of shareholders on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time, to be held at 200 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. Click here for directions. 


John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund

John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund

John Hancock Income Securities Trust

John Hancock Investors Trust

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund

John Hancock Tax-Advantged Global Shareholder Yield Fund

Proxy voting activity

Our portfolio managers will periodically vote in proxies conducted by companies held in their funds' portfolios. You can review their voting record by following the links below. 

Proxy voting policies and procedures